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Table 2 Age distribution among pregnant women and women of reproductive age in study area, 1995–96

From: Risk factors for maternal death in the highlands of rural northern Tanzania: a case-control study

Group represented 15–24 years 25–34 years 35–49 years a
  % (n) % (n) % (n)
Cases (maternal deaths) 31.1% (14) 40.0 % (18) 26.7 % (12)
Control group 48.6% (65) 41.5% (56) 10.4% (14)
Four antenatal clinics in study b 43.4% (858) 45.0% (890) 11.5% (228)
Estimated number of women giving live births c 37.5 % (1824) 47.5 % (2310) 15.0 % (732)
  1. aThe 1988 census [24] categorised women from 45–54 years, and numbers for the age-group 45–49 were not given. Therefore, in the census group the age-span denoted 35–49 years includes only women aged 35–44. In the group of randomly chosen 135 ANC controls, no woman (1 missing) was in the age-group from 45–49 years.
  2. b Four antenatal clinics were chosen for a study of anaemia. The control group in the present study was randomly selected from this group. One woman was 14 years old, but included in the age-group of 15–24 years. 16 women (0.8%, 136 missing) were in the age-group of 45–49 years.
  3. c Based on the 1988 Census [24]and a household survey [25] the number of estimated live births were found by multiplying the women of reproductive age in each group by the age-specific fertility rate/1000.